The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American Life (paperback)
Product Descriptionby Manning Marable
In this hotly debated book, acclaimed historian, activist, and writer Manning Marable challenges us to rethink structural racism in America. For centuries institutionalized bias has stubbornly adapted to every age, be it in the form of slavery, Jim Crow laws, or the modern ghetto. But if we are to get beyond the impasse of contemporary racial politics, we will need to look beyond the old cornerstones of civil rights progress--education, the electoral process, the black elite--to new avenues to racial justice. Combining rigorous social analysis with hands-on reporting, marable outlines provocative strategies for nothing less than reinventing the democratic project called America.